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RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court yesterday Senior United States District Judge W. Earl Britt sentenced DYNELL LOVELL YOUNG, 21, Knightdale, North Carolina, to 108 months’ imprisonment followed by three years supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on February 19, 2009. On July 13, 2009, YOUNG pled guilty to unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

On November 6, 2008, a Raleigh police officer observed two suspicious subjects hanging around the check cashing business at the corner of New Hope Church Road and Brentwood. Believing that YOUNG and the other individual were casing the business in an attempt to rob it, the officer called for assistance. As other officers arrived, YOUNG began to run away. The officer observed YOUNG holding a chrome colored object in his right hand and making a throwing motion in an attempt to discard the item. YOUNG was arrested and a chrome revolver was recovered from the area where YOUNG had thrown the item.

This case was part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods(PSN) which encourages federal, state, and local agencies to cooperate in a unified “team effort” against gun crime, targeting repeat offenders who continually plague their communities.

Investigation of this case was conducted by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Raleigh Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Jane Jackson represented the government.

News releases are available on the U. S. Attorney’s web page at www.usdoj.gov/usao/nce within 48 hours of release.

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